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InvestigateWest: Can West learn to share renewable power?

Aug. 24, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

March of 2019 opened with a deep chill across Cascadia. Arctic air poured south, jacking up energy consumption and straining energy supplies in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. It conjured a “perfect” storm for the region’s electricity grid. As temperatures...

Air travel hits another pandemic high, flight delays grow

Aug. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds. Despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections fueled by the delta variant, the U.S. set another recent high mark for air...

Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans

Jul. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental...

Key lawmaker quizzes airlines on delays, worker shortages

Jul. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key senator is asking six U.S. airlines to explain the high rates of delayed and canceled flights this summer, and she's asking whether there are labor shortages despite the airlines getting billions in federal aid to keep workers on the job. Sen....

Northwest US faces hottest day of intense heat wave

Jun. 28, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The hottest day of an unprecedented and dangerous heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest on Monday, with temperatures obliterating records that had been set just the day before. Seattle hit 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) by evening — well above...